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Monday, June 9, 2014
Atiba Barton, National Junior Men’s Bodybuilding Overall champ, left, poses with fellow overall winners Jenelle Schulere-Smart, Bodyfitness Open; Akeem Jackson, Men’s Physique Overall; and Vanessa Hill, Miss Bikini Overall, following competition in the T&T Bodybuilders and Fitness Federation (TTBBFF) National Junior Bodybuilding Champions held at the ballroom of the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre in St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday. PHOTO: Sean Nero

Welterweight Atiba Barton emerged overall winner at the T&T Bodybuilders and Fitness Federation (TTBBFF) National Junior Bodybuilding Championship held at the ballroom of the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre in St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday.


Vanessa Hill was the Miss Bikini Overall champion, while Akeem Jackson copped the Men’s Physique Overall.


The Women’s Physique Open went to Anya Abddol. The Bodyfitness Open prize went to Jenelle Schulere-Smart.


Barton’s victory, however, was not achieved without controversy. It was the first time in recent memory that an athlete in this category would succeed in beating out light middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight winners, who by design should have been able to better him at every turn.


His feat completed the list of first-time athletes at the national juniors who clinched victory in their respective class at the championships.


Barton beat veterans such as Dennis Jagassar, the bantamweight winner, and Adrian Amsterdam who topped the light heavyweight category.


Michael Callender (heavyweight), Joel Baldeosingh (light middleweight) and Cori Baynes (lightweight) were the other division champs.


The beauty and poise of Hill was no fluke. As she exhibited her well-sculptured body, the athlete wheeled the beautiful characteristics at every stage of the competition. Shannon Hutchinson who won the Bikini Fitness Tall Class and Natasha Ali winner of the Bikini fitness short class vied for the title, too, but Hill was able to climb to the top with ease, having won favour with the panel of expert adjudicators and the audience alike.




Men’s Bodybuilding Overall
1 Atiba Barton
2 Joel Baldeosingh
3 Adrian Amsterdam
4 Michael Callender
5 Cori Baynes
6 Dennis Jagassar



Miss Bikini Overall
1 Vanessa Hill
2 Shannon Hutchinson
3 Natasha Ali



Men’s Physique Overall
1 Akeem Jackson
2 Akhenaton Simmons



Men’s Heavyweight (up to 100kg)
1 Michael Callender
2 Fidel Thomas
3 Lee Beatrice
4 Marcus Marshall



Bikini Fitness Tall Class
1 Shannon Hutchinson
2 Abeni Procope
3 Audrey Christophe
4 Charlene Procope
5 Angelique Quevedo
6 Christiana Cassie



Men’s Physique Class (Over 178 cm)
1 Akhenaton Simmons
2 Timothy Lewis
3 Kwesi Orr
4 Selwyn Noel
5 Owen Johnson
6 Shane Fraser



Bikini Fitness Medium Class
1 Vanessa Hill
2 Jamie Lee Phillips
3 Kim Eneau
4 Roxanne Charles
5 Johele Gill



Men’s Physique Class (178cm)
1 Akeem Jackson
2 Daryl Ramdath
3 Sedale Spencer
4 Ray Matthews
5 Christopher Gyan



Bikini Fitness Short Class
1 Natasha Ali
2 Zulema Charles
3 Sarika Ramnarine
4 Jasmin Leid



Bodyfitness Open
1 Jenelle Schulere-Smart
2 Andrea Mohess



Men’s Light Heavyweight (Up to 90kg)
1 Adrian Amsterdam
2 Gabriel Blake
3 Bert Melville
4 Kerry Ramnarine



Men’s Light Middleweight (Up to 80KG)
1 Joel Baldeosingh
2 Kirt Ali
3 Bruce Allum
4 Fazal Ali



Women’s Physique Open
1 Anya Abdool
2 Shenelle Gordon



Men’s Welterweight (Up top 75KG)
1 Atiba Barton
2 Watson Jeremiah
3 Vijay Gokool
4 John Solomon



Men’s Lightweight (Up to 70KG)
1 Cori Baynes
2 Wazim Mohammed
3 Jason Lamotte



Men’s Bantamweight
1 Dennis Jagessar
2 Prince Chad Joseph
3. Shemar Beggart
4 Brandon Chang


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